Rescue worker dies after motorbike crash in Thalang

Thalang –

A rescue worker has been pronounced dead at the scene after his motorbike plunged into a power pole in the Thalang district yesterday.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on the Cherng Tay – Baan Don Road near a Chinese shrine in Pasak, Cherng Talay sub-district yesterday (May 7th) .

They arrived at the scene to find the male motorbike driver who was later identified as Mr. Nantawit Choopak (age was not provided) who was a Kusoldharm rescue volunteer near the damaged power pole and his damaged motorbike on the roadside.

A helmet was found at the scene near him. He had sustained severe injuries and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

CCTV footage nearby shows Nantawit appear to lose control at high speed, seen on the back left of the photo below, and crash into the power pole, leading to his death. He had been wearing a protective helmet, however, speed was a major factor in the accident.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.